Rearch and Learning Center

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The Research and Learning Center is a collaboration between
the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the Southwest Center for Mind, Brain and Education. 

Our goal is to support the research of local scientists and their students by providing space, publicity, scheduling, and participants in a natural research setting. 


Developed with support from the National Living Laboratory, using funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Number 1113648.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation. 


Two New Research Opportunities Begin in 2015!

  • Family Nights and Home School Events--These are great weekday/weeknight opportunities for professors, students, and/or class assignments to do research, intervention, training, or other service in the RLC! Contact 
  • RLC Collaborations with the Planetarium
    • Digital Research
    • Live or near-live data visualization
    • Immersive environments (colors, sounds, etc.) can set the mood and change quickly and on cue

Conduct your research in the RLC!

Saturdays, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Now scheduling for fall studies



Researcher Support and Benefits

  • Access to diverse participant pools

  • Potential to enlist more participants than through traditional recruitment methods

  • No participant compensation expense

  • Opportunities and support in communicating research topics to the public

  • Opportunities to strengthen both presentation and writing skills

  • Access to wide audience for dissemination

The Research and Learning Center officially is a free outreach service
of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

For more information, contact  Debbie Cockerham at

Fun Fact
Five of the movies shown in the Omni Theater have been nominated for Academy Awards: The Living Sea, Dolphins, Cosmic Voyage, Alaska: Spirit of the Wild, and Special Effects: Anything Can Happen. Peter D. Parks was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer

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